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Al Ain Police intensify patrolling at Iftar time

The step aims to foster safety and traffic flow during Ramadan within the framework of a comprehensive plan that aims to limit the causes of accidents.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 12:19 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Abu Dhabi - The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police has intensified traffic control on internal and external roads, near malls and their surrounding areas, and in other areas that witness high traffic in Al Ain.

 This step aims to foster safety and traffic flow during Ramadan within the framework of a comprehensive plan that aims to limit the causes of accidents and the related fatalities and injuries.

Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi, Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police, called on motorists to adhere to the traffic law and the designated speed limits. He urged drivers to fasten seatbelts, use indicators, check the road before making any left or right turn, pay attention to pedestrians and give them priority at crosswalks, and to reduce speeds in residential areas and other locations with high volumes of pedestrians.

He also advised drivers to pull over and park on the hard shoulder of the road if they feel exhausted or tired. This is especially necessary during the month of Ramadan and for those with high blood pressure or diabetes, where the attention levels of drivers tend to decrease due to the physical changes that occur in the body as a result of fasting.

Colonel Al Bloushi also pointed out to the collaboration between Al Ain Traffic and the Al Ihsan Charity Association and to their joint humanitarian role in distributing 30,000 Iftar meals for drivers. Traffic patrols will be roaming the roads during the evening prayer time (Maghrib) in order to provide Iftar meals to drivers.

Lt. Colonel Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi, Chief of the Al Ain Traffic Section, noted that the number of patrols will be increased during rush hours. -reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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